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. martha: unions are stopping work at another busy california port. this scene was last week when the workers picketed at the oakland port. now it is clerical workers at the port of los angeles and nearby long beach who are on strike as well. other unions, including the dockworkers refuse to cross the picket lines. it has affected two cargo ships but if it continues losses could pileup quickly. they handled $273 billion in cargo last year. not a lot moving there right now. bill: power lunch at the white house, president obama having governor romney over for lunch. with all the drama and nail biting over that looming fiscal avalanche can we expect anything big to come out of it? doug schoen former adviser to bill clinton. monica crowley, fox news contributor. i it's the thing to do. you get a call. >> president obama has a pattern of inviting political opponents, business leaders to the white house for some sort of confab. what it kals end ends up being is a photo opportunity so he looks like he's extending himself to the opposition, he's bipartisan, and he is neither of those thin
breaking news on a picture you don't see every day. this is daly city, california, just south of san francisco. that is a water main break. it is literally flooding that hillside, down into that street area, and the homes in this neighborhood. some of the homes have been evacuated according to police. and also a spokesman for the water and wastewater resources in daly city. flooding now impacting the area around this intersection you see here. that is near hilltop park if you know the area. they have got a mess on their hands right now. it is happening in northern california. we'll keep track of it for you right here on "america's newsroom.". martha: you mentioned this earlier. a u.s. software mogul is at the center of a south american murder case. you may recognize john mcafee's name because the software probably pops up on your screen all the time, mcafee anti-virus software? apparently he is living in bee lose. police want question him in the death of his neighbor -- belize. rick leventhal in new york with the latest on the story. >> reporter: good morning, martha. millions of peo
's exhausted, understandably so. leon panetta who come phaout commutes from washington to california he wants out. he's over 70 and wants to row tire. timothy geithner the treasury secretary wanted out a while ago and was pressed to say. i would think in the case of panetta and clinton that republicans will be unhappy to see them go because they are pretty popular up on capitol hill, a lot of respect for both of them. obviously hillary clinton with the libya situation there is some criticism there, generally speaking i think conservatives have been happy with a liberal democratic president having people like hillary clinton and panetta running national security. geithner not as popular with conservatives. and eric holder definitely because of fast and furious and other policies not as popular with conservatives. martha: it race raises the questions in all four of those spots, who do you think are some of the names that we might see tpulg those spots, chris? >> the most interesting one, i guess, is susan rice,s u.n. ambassador was considered one of the frontrunners to be the secretary of state
and california, those are the states where taxpayers have the highest its myselfed deductions, martha. martha: we hear that the president weighed in on the fiscal cliff issue on his trip to thailand and cambodia. what did he say? >> during a joint press conference with the prime minister he asked for devine guidance. >> i believe in prayer when i go to church back home and if a buddhist monk is wishing me well i'm going to take whatever good vibes i can give me to deal with challenging back home. >> wall street hopes the prayers are answered. us companies are pulling back on investment at the fat et cetera rate since the degrees. martha: at the bottom of the hour we will be joined by the man whose job it is to keep track of the gop votes in the house and if necessary keep republicans in line. can he do that? house majority whip kevin mccarthy will be here in "america's newsroom" to talk fiscal cliff with us. we'll ask him about the likelihood of higher taxes in the new year. bill: meanwhile oversees new developments on libya. congress launching an investigation into who changed cia talking points
southern california are now in custody. they are accused of plotting to wage violent jihad against military bases and other government facilities in that area. we learned one actually served in our armed forces. adam housley is live with usen this story. >> reporter: all four of the men are from the inland empire area of southern california. one did serve in the u.s. military, the u.s. air force back in 2001 and 2000. he's faced as the leader of these four. upland, to mona and ontario. kabir was arrested in afghanistan. he traveled there in july to set up terrorist training for these four suspects. these four men took trips to las vegas, chicago and san diego. they planned on bombing u.s. sites overseas. if they are convicted they could serve up to 15 years in prison. pretty serious charges against all four of them. martha: what about ties between these men and the former leader law anwar al-awlaki. he was killed by a mortar in 2011 in yemen. it was a big get to get anwar al-awlaki. these guys studied his teachings online. when he was killed they seemed to turn it up a notch. their violent
.d in engineering from the university of southern california in 1982. he also worked for nasa developing engines for the space shuttle program. martha: interesting. president morsi is the leader of the muslim brotherhood he was narrowly elected in june of this year. he became a member of the muslim brotherhood when the organization was banned. one of his goals is to create a state ruled by islamic or sharia laws. the u.s. does not consider the muslim brotherhood a foreign terrorist organization. the egyptian government banned the muslim brotherhood because of its suspected role in the assassination plot of the president. bill: later this hour general jack keane is here to talk about the recent turmoil in egypt and claims morsi is a new kind of pharaoh for egypt. martha: twin car bombs in damascus, syria, the blast targeted an area known to be loyal to president bashar al-asaad. then people ran out to help those who were injured in that initial explosion and then came the second large explosion. according to the estimates. 40,000 syrians have died in all of this horrific violence in syria that ha
, including u.s. ambassador chris stevens, were murdered. california congressman ed royce sits on the house foreign affairs committee. he chairs the house terrorism subcommittee. i know you will be heading in there in just a moment. thanks for taking a few minutes with us. the president offered almost no information yesterday in the news conference on benghazi. he refused to say if he issued an immediate order to help those under attack. are you disappointed that the president hasn't been more forthcoming? >> well, i think we're disappointed in several things. one, we had a team of 16 security personnel that were pulled out, that were pulled out of the theater before the attack. that was very unfortunate. second, the quick reaction force did not arrive in time to save our americans and every indication is that that was a delayed response. the third point of course is that to try to spin this after the attack, an attack that occurred on 9/11, to try to argue this was a protest against a video that spun out of control when we already had the evidence and indeed an al qaeda affiliate was claim
into congress, in our state delegations and across the country. i am very proud in california from our delegation of democrats as the majority of women. not even counting our two senators, senator feinstein and senator boxer. women are empowered in california. i also want to acknowledge that there are members here, two of our colleagues have gone to the senate. senator elect tammy baldwin. [cheers] [applause] and senator elect maisie hirano and only the second woman of color to serve in the senate. so that is pretty exciting. bill: nancy pelosi will seek her position as minority leader. if you saw a few moments ago, she is a democrat. nancy pelosi with the democratic women of the house. it's not a large stage of there, so they are standing pretty close together. martha: back to the top story of the day, and that is general david petraeus has said that he has voluntarily decided that he will testify what he saw on the ground in 1000 when he was mayor at the end of october, and that will happen on friday. a lot of people pressing for that and felt it was very important that he should sha
in the california dessert after vandalism and years of court fights. gregg: plus breaking developments in the middle east. israel firing on syria this morning. we'll have a live report from the israeli-syrian border just ahead. martha: also a massive explosion in a quiet suburb kills two people and destroys at least 30 homes. so what caused this? we're live with the latest in that mystery. >> it woke me up and i pulled up and it is just kept shaking. then i, it is crumbling. the house is going to crumble on us. having you ship my gifts couldn't be easier. well, having a ton of locations doesn't hurt. and my daughter loves the santa. oh, ah sir. that is a customer. let's not tell mom. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. fedex office. [ male announcer ] there's the sign to the bullpen. here he comes. you wouldn't want your doctor doing your job, the pitch! so why are you doing his? whoa! only your doctor can determine if your persistent heartburn is actually something more serious like acid reflux disease. over time, stomach ac can damage the lining of your esophagus. for many, prescript
elaborate nativity scenes have decorated the city of santa monica, california. now that tradition is coming to an end after a judge upheld a ban on religious displays because of a conflict between atheists and christians. wadi natroudominique d-natali is live. >> the life size 40-booth displays were in palisades park in santa monica. they took objection to the christian mention and erected their own unholy ones. this week a u.s. district judge rejected a motion from the santa monica nativity scenes committee, a coalition of churches erecting the display stopping them from showing the nativity scene this year. the city of santa monica was constitutionally within its right to eliminate the exemption so the display could not go up some say. but they are saying also it is a war on christmas. >> if you keep caving to this mate speech, and i'm going to tall it that for the first time. hate speech also includes the hatred of the christmas message. and there is a war on christmas, and it's sad and disturbing that only half of this country understands that. >> reporter: william also compared the cit
. because we are getting a little ray of sunshine coming from california perhaps. this is a scene of utility trucks being loaded in california on military cargo planes and being brought to the new york area. so that is the kind of thing we need to see. we are, everybody in the area will be greatful for that help. there is talk there should be gasoline trucks like that, brought to alleviate some pressure on the gas situation in the area which would go a long way to ease tensions as well. so, great picture there, huh? bill: think about that. they were taking utility trucks from alabama and driving them in here pretomorrow. -- prestorm. after the storm therm coming from missouri and other states, a thousand plus miles away from new york and new jersey. put them on transport planes. gives you a sense of amount of need even today. martha: these are the most densely populated states in the country. i think new jersey is most densely populated state in the country. it is a small state with a lot of people in it. it is feeling pretty cloud crowded. bill: you have the election in four days. unemploym
crews from as far away as southern california are making the drive east to help with repairs here. >> we have a long history, proud history of helping other utilities as they have helped us when these kinds of natural disasters happen. bill: the outages from the storm peaked at 8.5 million customers. martha: and another hospital in new york city is now being evacuated, it could take weeks before it can reopen. millions of gallons of wer is the estimate that poured into the basement of bellevue hospital during this storm. it has been operating on back up generators but the flood damage is so bad that the hospital officials say they can't keep the build building powered for much longer. the national guard came in to help the patients out of the buildings. in some cases they were carrying people down 18 flights of stairs. >> the problem is that it's hard to bring food to the patients and get them going, to keep up with them. everything is just very slow. martha: so, so difficult. this has happened after the nearby nyulangone hospital was closed. bill: two little boys ripped from their mothe
shoppers scattered as the violence spilled over the mall barriers, this in california now. witnesses say thing could have ended much worse if security officers had not stepped in when they did. martha: craziness out there, crazy, look at that. the lines stretched around the block but last week's black friday sales president bush actually down from last year. there may be some redemption for the retailers today, they wait for the cyber monday sales to come in and those are expected to be the highest weave over seen. online sales are expected to top $1.25 billion and hit $1.5 billion today alone. we'll see if it meets those expeck lacings. on thanksgiving day this year the boost seems pretty likely. adam shapiro is live in phoenix, arizona with more on this for us. morning, adam. >> we are at the amazon.com facility, the fulfillment center here in phoenix, their largest out of 40 in the united states, 80 world side. 1.2million square feet. take a look, you can see the activity of the pickers, they are called. these people are unpackaging the items you've already ordered, they put them into
, new york state still at 83 weeks. california, 73 weeks. nevada, 73 weeks. you know how the unemployment rate is in nevada. those people are really hurting out there. mark zandi, a lot of people go to him for his thoughts on economy. he believes the unemployment benefits is the most beneficial element to the economy in the short term. do you agree with him? >> no. not to bore our listeners with this keynesian nonsense you print pieces of paper that somehow stimulates the economy. it doesn't. you focus how you enable people to get through a very rough patch that had nothing to do with them. how do you it in a way that doesn't perpetuate unemployment but allows people to get jobs even if it is not what they want at least get back on their feet. in terms of the economy, don't do it in the macro thing to help the economy. no. focus does it enable people to get through a rough patch and get people back on their feet. bill: or do you take the other argument and suggest the more unemployment you receive the less incentive it is for someone to actually find a job? >> well, the b
. there are two other cases involved. let me tell you what those are. 9th case california's controversial proposition 8 when voters overturned the state court riling that allowed gays to marry. the 10th case comes from arizona where they are challenging a law state took away health benefits of domestic partners of state workers. it's possible that the court could take those up as well, bill but most think they will take a doma case up. we'll find out, maybe today, probably monday. bill: interesting. william la jeunesse, thank you. live in l.a. watching that story for us. martha? martha: in syria people are losing access now to the outside world as fighting continues between rebels and government troops. a paralyzing situation. we're live in the middle east. bill: also immigration, health care, two of the biggest stories and they're both happening in the state of arizona. governor jan brewer is here to defend some of her recent decisions live. we'll talk to her in a moment. i'm only in my 60's... i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my me
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